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Friday, June 27, 2008

A Question For The Roanoke Times

If you favor progressive taxation - that "paying their fair share" "soak the rich" thing you often write about - how can you be in favor of gas taxes, which, by anyone's standards, falls disproportinately on the poor, and claim that they too are fair?

Let It Be Duly Noted

Editorialists at the Washington Post are "deeply disappointed" by the Supreme Court's D.C. handgun decision, wishing that conditions in the murder capital of the world had been kept as they were.

Quote of the Day

From Wesley Pruden:

"'I fear that the District's policy choice may well be just the first of an unknown number of dominoes to be knocked off the table,' Justice John Paul Stevens wrote in dissent.

It was the most encouraging promise in the day's work."

"The Court Defers To Plain Language," The Washington Times, June 27, 2008

Keep It In Your Pants ...

.. or die.

How difficult is it for these morons to understand that message, one that has been broadcast for going on twenty years now?

HIV Rate Up 12 Percent Among Young Gay Men

For the love of God.

Hiding In Their Ratholes

The Supreme Court made an historic ruling yesterday. What did Tim Kaine have to say about it? Mark Warner? Jim Webb?

Nothing. From any of them.

They may be cowards but they ain't stupid.

Battle Lines Are Being Drawn

The issues are falling into place for November. While Barack Obama is backpedaling furiously on the gun issue and finds himself on the wrong side of the American people on the fuel crisis issue, and finds himself being criticized for being blind to the marked progress being made in Iraq, John McCain adds to his woes:

McCain Makes Clear Support for CA Marriage Amendment
By David Brody, CBN News

The Brody File has learned that John McCain has sent a statement supporting a California constitutional amendment to the group Protect Marriage trying to get it passed this fall.

Here is what he said on June 25, 2008:

"I support the efforts of the people of California to recognize marriage as a unique institution between a man and a woman, just as we did in my home state of Arizona. I do not believe judges should be making these decisions." (link)

So where does Obama stand on homosexual marriage? Where every other amoral politician stands - he heartily supports civil unions but professes opposition to gay marriage. Of course, nobody - gay or straight - believes him.

Gay marriage. Gun rights. Fuel crisis. A war being won. How did John McCain get so lucky?

* And we haven't even begun the partial birth abortion debate yet.

He's Starting To Make My Head Hurt

Charles Krauthammer on Barack Obama's continued flip-flopping on the issues:

"To be clear: Barack will support a filibuster of any bill that includes retroactive immunity for telecommunications companies. — Obama spokesman Bill Burton, Oct. 24, 2007"

That was then: Democratic primaries to be won, netroot lefties to be seduced. With all that (and Hillary Clinton) out of the way, Obama now says he’ll vote in favor of the new FISA bill that gives the telecom companies blanket immunity for post-9/11 eavesdropping.
"Unabashedly Unprincipled," National Review, June 27, 2008

Newt Gingrich Speaks

Though I don't agree with everything he says in this YouTube video about energy independence, it's hard to argue with a lot of it.

As only Newt can tell it ...

Click on the triangle to activate.

And the Counteroffensive Begins

Within hours of the Supreme Court's 2nd Amendment decision, citizens of Chicago filed suit to have the yoke of tyranny finally and forever removed from their shoulders.

See McDonald, Orlov, et al. v. City of Chicago and Mayor Richard M. Daley.

Understand The Impact

Mike O'Shea on the Supreme Court 2nd Amendment Heller ruling:
It's a momentous day. With the Supreme Court's landmark Second Amendment decision this morning in District of Columbia v. Heller, American constitutional law has just gained a newly enforceable, individual liberty. The imposition by the U.S. government of a U.K.-style system of sweeping gun bans and prohibitions on armed self-defense is now off the table. Such laws are a violation of the U.S. Constitution.
Violations of a provision in the Bill of Rights that was actually enshrined nearly 220 years ago, but was routinely violated by liberal politicians many times over the last 40.

It Speaks Volumes ...

... that while the American citizenry rejoices ...

Officials upset by court decision

... the same officials who - until yesterday - prevented people in Washington D.C. from protecting themselves in their homes, and who presided over a holocaust of murder and violent crime as a direct result.

They - and the criminal element they enabled - have had their day. Let them be upset.